Trio arrested following police pursuit
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Three men have been arrested following a police pursuit which concluded in Lewes.
About 8.35pm on Thursday 27 February, police were alerted to a blue Ford Transit van which activate an ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) camera in Brighton. The number plate was identified as being connected with thefts of vehicles.
The van was located heading eastbound on the A27 at Falmer and pursued to Nevill Road in Lewes, where low-speed tactical contact was made. This resulted in the van and a police car leaving the road and going down a grass embankment. No injuries were reported.
All three suspects were detained at the scene.
A 23-year-old man from Littlehampton was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drugs, going equipped for theft, theft of a vehicle, driving without insurance, driving without a licence and driving without a valid test certificate.
An 18-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of going equipped for burglary and aggravated vehicle taking.
A 22-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of being carried in a vehicle taken without the owner’s consent, going equipped for theft and aggravated vehicle taking.
All three remain in police custody at this stage.